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Defensive end Michael Bennett's injury not serious



The only thing that could have marred the Bucs rousing victory Thursday night over the Vikings is a substantial injury.

And it appears the Bucs dodged a bullet on that front. Defensive end Michael Bennett, who went down late in the game with an ankle injury that looked serious, isn't seriously hurt after all.

Coach Greg Schiano said today that Bennett's injury wasn't a major concern. Then Bennett himself said he was not planning on missing any action. Bennett catches a break here, too: The Bucs have another nine days before their next game, on Nov. 4 at Oakland.

Bennett, the starting left defensive end, had a superb performance. He finished with five tackles, a sack, two tackles for losses and a forced fumble.

[Last modified: Friday, October 26, 2012 5:08pm]


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